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Sterigenics U.S. accused of pollution at Illinois plant

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. — A lawsuit has been filed in DuPage County Circuit Court by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madiigan and the DuPage County state's attorney alleging Sterigenics U.S. LLC is releasing a dangerous pollutant at its Willowbrook, Illinois, plant.

California asks Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to uphold trucker requirements

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to turn down a recent petition by the American Trucking Association (ATA), which says the state's meal and rest break rules for commercial vehicle drivers are preempted under federal law.

Multistate coalition of attorneys general blasts EPA proposal to cut carbon pollution rules

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a multistate effort to oppose a Trump administration proposal to do away with federal regulations that place limits on fossil-fuel power plants' carbon emissions.

Arizona carpet cleaning company allegedly violated Do Not Call laws, deceived customers

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

PHOENIX — Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against a carpet cleaning company, alleging violations of Do Not Call laws.

Arkansas attorney general defends Trump administration's Corporate Average Fuel Economy changes

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is among five other state attorneys general defending the Trump administration's efforts to change the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) guidelines.

Virginia alleges recycling services company violated state's waste management laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. — The state of Virginia alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services LLC (CFS) has a series of waste management violations at its Tri City landfill.

Pennsylvania alleges vehicle title lender charged up to 300 percent interest on loans

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — In a recently filed lawsuit, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is requesting a $3 million refund from an out-of-state vehicle title lender accused of violating state usury and racketeering laws.

Pharmaceutical company SpecGx alleges New York's Opioid Stewardship Act is unconstitutional

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri pharmaceutical company has filed suit in a New York federal court over allegations the state's Opioid Stewardship Act (OSA) is unconstitutional.

Arkansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state law regulating pharmacy reimbursements

By Marian Johns | Nov 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law that allows pharmacies to be reimbursed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for prescriptions they dispense to insured individuals at wholesale inventory costs.

Alaska accuses 3 opioid distributors of violating state law

By Marian Johns | Nov 2, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit against three major opioid distributors, alleging the companies violated state law by failing to report suspicious orders and diversion of prescription drugs.

New York reaches settlement with Buffalo developer who allegedly sold condos with bad pipes

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

BUFFALO — New York state has reached a settlement with a Buffalo-area developer who allegedly failed to disclose leaking and corroding water pipes to buyers purchasing condos.

New York attorney general: Marathon Petroleum divestiture ensures fair, competitive fuel prices

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

NEW YORK — Marathon Petroleum Corp. has agreed to divest five of its New York state gas stations after an investigation by the state's attorney general raised concerns over the company's acquisition of several retail fuel stations and its impact on fair and competitive fuel prices in upstate New York's local market.

Massachusetts home health company to pay $272,000 to workers not compensated for travel

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

BOSTON — A Worcester, Massachusetts, home health company that allegedly failed to pay workers travel time and kept inaccurate payroll records has agreed to a $272,000 settlement with the state.

Illinois bed and breakfast accused of discriminating against gay couple

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

CHICAGO — An Illinois bed-and-breakfast faces a lawsuit by the state's attorney general after it failed to pay damages to a gay couple who were turned away for their civil union ceremony.

Kansas' litigation over Gitmo detainee transfer dismissed

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

TOPEKA — Litigation filed by the state of Kansas against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) relating to the potential relocation of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the state's Fort Leavenworth prison has been dismissed, according to the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

Illinois residential mortgage company to pay $1.2 million for alleged fraud

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

CHICAGO — A $1.2 million settlement between an Illinois residential mortgage company and state Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been reached to settle charges of alleged mortgage fraud.

California attorney general seeks to intervene in challenge to EPA 'compliance holiday' rule

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general has filed a motion to intervene in a case that challenges the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule allowing cement plant operators to have a six-month "compliance holiday" period involving air compliance requirements.

Coalition condemns consumer protection board's non-oversight of Military Lending Act

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general is the latest to join a bipartisan, multistate coalition condemning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) decision to eliminate oversight of lender compliance of the Military Lending Act (MLA).

New Jersey attorney general blasts IRS' elimination of longtime donor reporting rule

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is calling on the Trump administration to explain its recent elimination of a 47-year donor reporting rule requiring social welfare organizations to identify their donors and any so called "dark money" spent on political activity to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

New York sues Exxon over climate change disclosures; Move called 'waste of taxpayer dollars' by legal reform group

By John O'Brien | Oct 24, 2018

​​​​​NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Years in the making, the New York Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday sued ExxonMobil, alleging the company misled investors regarding climate change.

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